In what may be a preview of our future gaming living rooms, Sony has released a series of artistically genius videos displaying what a truly immersive living room might look like in the future.
Sony has just announced the release details for its upcoming 3D monitor, designed to hook up to the PS3 and play 3D games, and the timing is a little odd. It'll be released on December 31st, just in time for no one to get it for Christmas.
Whatever happened to virtual reality? Trumpeted as the wave of the future, its bulky headsets were supposed to plunge us into an immersive world that would make our own look drab by comparison. VR machines briefly sprouted up in malls around the country in the 1990s (to the delight of stoned teenagers, mostly), but discerning gamers never took to it and the excitement seems to have fizzled out. Will the same thing happen to the current push for 3D? Hype about 3D gaming has risen sharply with the increase in popularity of 3D films since 2009 — a trend that may be reversing itself. In the game world, the buzz hit a fever pitch this past Monday night with the unveiling of Sony's upcoming 3D HDTV, built to be compatible with the PlayStation 3. Although the price seems attractive, the silent-weapon-for-quiet-wars feature is a new display mode that eliminates split-screen, allowing two players to see totally separate full-screen images at the same time. Has Sony finally delivered the breakthrough device that will drive 3D adoption? Despite the device's promise, there are still a lot of reasons why the PlayStation 3D HDTV may not be the game-changer Sony is hoping for. Those reasons after the jump.
Sony's Wii Remote clone, the PlayStation Move is lots of fun for playing ping pong in Sports Champions, but is the company really toying with the idea of using motion control wands on the PlayStation Portable or upcoming NGP? A recently uncovered Sony patent seems to suggest it at least considered doing just that at one time.
If you're a PSN user who isn't too pleased about your personal information being made off with by nefarious hackers, Sony is hoping to mollify you with some free games. Will it be enough?
We understand that PlayStation gamers are flipping out over Sony's PlayStation Network getting hacked and with it all their personal info and credit cards numbers possibly exposed. So when will PSN go back up for affected customers to change their passwords and assess the damage? Maybe not until May 3.
The hacker attack that brought down the PlayStation Network, Sony's popular gaming hub which fuels the online portion of the PlayStation 3, continued into this week, and now the company has announced that the service will be down indefinitely.
Lately, Sony's been spreading its PlayStation brand a little thick — on the Xperia Play, NGP and Android smartphones. Word on the street is that Sony is working on a full-blown PlayStation Certified gaming tablet to take on the iPad's runaway gaming success.
In the last 24 hours Japan's Asahi News stirred things up by stoking the rumor surrounding an imminent Sony PlayStation phone. While the report is 99 percent speculation mostly echoing earlier reports, the one nugget of actual news the paper lays claim to is an alleged release date.
You got me. I didn't expect Sony's PlayStation 3 Move motion controller to gain much traction, but I was wrong. Sony released some figures that suggest otherwise — it shipped 2.5 million of the motion controllers in a mere 30 days.